Trucks & Trailers - 2003 Ford F350 V-10 (performance chip)

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dahlbebop
03-09-2011, 04:43 PM
Can anyone tell me about power chips for a V-10. Have thought about buying one for a long time. More less looking for it for more towing power. And no, I don't want a diesel for you diesel fans. Anyone here have one installed? If so can you tell me about it? Where I can get one and some performance numbers, fuel etc. Thanks in advance.:)


JRussell
03-10-2011, 06:48 AM
A chip in a N/A gasser isn't going to give you much bang for your buck.

bamaboy473
03-10-2011, 07:05 PM
What is it that you're trying to accomplish with a chip? More Torque, Faster truck (HP)?

What is it that makes you anti-diesel when you're asking about more grunt from your engine?


dahlbebop
03-10-2011, 07:17 PM
I'm not anti-diesel. Just new that when I listed this post, A lot of people with there diesels would have comments about purchasing a diesel. I'm looking for facts about what a performance chip will do on my V-10. Hoping someone here had experience with it by way of installation on there V-10. Any gains I can get, would be a gain. I pull very heavy loads with my truck. I have owned diesels in the past and loved them, but now l have a V-10 so just trying to get the most out of her that I can. I have ram air and the right exhaust already. .

What is it that you're trying to accomplish with a chip? More Torque, Faster truck (HP)?

What is it that makes you anti-diesel when you're asking about more grunt from your engine?

Ace52
03-10-2011, 11:35 PM
I don't know about the v10 but i have heard of quite a few good compliments about guys chipping their 5.4 F150's with good results. You might just want to find a F250/150 Forums and ask their.

blackdawg
03-11-2011, 06:23 AM
Can anyone tell me about power chips for a V-10. Have thought about buying one for a long time. More less looking for it for more towing power. And no, I don't want a diesel for you diesel fans. Anyone here have one installed? If so can you tell me about it? Where I can get one and some performance numbers, fuel etc. Thanks in advance.:)

I haven't had experience with the 6.8 but it's in Ford's modular engine family of the 4.6 and 5.4 from what I understand. I had my latest 5.4 tuned at Troyer Performance on the dyno. I have had chips in other vehicles before and they are next to useless, not to mention possibly unsafe. Not every engine coming out of the plant has the exact same air/fuel ratio, etc. So a chip is usually very mild to not smoke the engine and you still have no idea if it's running you lean. My truck was lean above 3k on the stock tune for instance. Mike Troyer has tuned about as many 5.4's as anyone in the country from my understanding. He pulled about 40 hp and 40 lbs. ft. tq out of mine in the first half of the powerband for an every day tow tune. The throttle response and normal driving ability is much better and we worked the transmission to greatly improve the torque converter behavior over the sluggish Ford settings. I don't have all kinds of ridiculous downshifting going on now just to drive with traffic or pass a car. I would highly suggest not wasting your money on a chip or that sort of thing. Unless you do long tube headers (which help a little, but not worth the $ imo) the exhaust and intakes don't even do much, especially with stock cams and just a chip or stock. It will cost about $1k to get a hand held programmer such as SCT and have a reputable tuner like Troyer dial it in on a dyno. But imo it was worth it for me. The 5.4 is kind of a dog stock, but it does have some potential. If you're in Kentucky you're not far from Troyer who is located in Covington, Virginia. My truck is about to roll 90k trouble free miles and I had it tuned around 75k ago.

bamaboy473
03-11-2011, 06:57 AM
Here's a link to a Ford forum, and Google has a lot of links on the subject.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/132510-v10-chip.html

From what little I've read, a chip suggests a change to Hi-Test...and that would be really expensive with 8MPG.

GottaGo2
03-11-2011, 02:30 PM
I have a V-10 Excursion and I use a Mikes 5 Star tune, look it up. It is absolutely night and day. Ford was very conservative with the shift points and timing adjustments on the V-10. I have the 2V V-10 and noticed a huge improvement but they say the 3V really comes alive.

Rc

GottaGo2
03-11-2011, 02:33 PM
Just wanted to add that I still use regular octane fuel. Mike will ask you what tune you want and for what use and Octane you want to run. His tune comes with 3 flashes, stock, performance and towing. I switch back and forth between the 3 often depending upon what I am doing.

Rc

dahlbebop
03-11-2011, 03:11 PM
This is what I'm looking for. Whats the difference in a 2V and a 3V? Cost?I have a V-10 Excursion and I use a Mikes 5 Star tune, look it up. It is absolutely night and day. Ford was very conservative with the shift points and timing adjustments on the V-10. I have the 2V V-10 and noticed a huge improvement but they say the 3V really comes alive.

Rc

285exp
03-14-2011, 01:58 AM
This is what I'm looking for. Whats the difference in a 2V and a 3V? Cost?

He's talking about a 2 valve per cylinder V10 (pre 2005) vs the 3 valve per cylinder.

GottaGo2
03-18-2011, 12:38 PM
Yea sorry I didnt get back to you sooner. As far as the 2 or 3 valve it is what your truck comes with and nothing to do with the Tune. I understand that the 3V motors get a little more from his tunes compared to the 2V. Either way you will not be disappointed with a Mikes 5 star tune. Sine yours is an 03 than you have a 2V motor, they did not go into the F series trucks until 05 and never made it into the Excursions.

Rc



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